A slice of great pizza a day is enough to keep the culinary blues at bay, and we’ve curated all of 17 delicious slices for you to sample in Mumbai!
A wise person (me) once said, the hallmark of a great pizza is letting the slice, or the empty box speak for itself. Others will speak of the perfect sauce to dough ratio, toppings galore, and the eternal philosophy of ‘no such thing as too much cheese’.
Whatever your preferences may be, there’s a perfect slice of pizza waiting for you to discover it all across Mumbai. Here are 17 pizzerias and Italian restaurants for you to kickstart your pizza discovery journey.
Mag St Cafe, Colaba
The perfect place for particularly picky eaters, the cafe allows you to customise your pizza right down to the smallest of the ingredients. Right from the crust, to the sauces and the varieties of cheese, to the toppings, Mag St is a must-try for those living in Mumbai. There’s also vegan friendly options.
Must-try: Melange of Mushroom Pizza
Address: 4, Mandlik Rd, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai
Rebranded from Café Au Lait to Trattoria in 1981, the restaurant is credited with bringing authentic Italian food to the city of Mumbai. And what screams Italian more than their delicious pizzas? Their thin-crust pizzas are to die for and naturally highly recommended.
Must-try: Fiamma Pizza
Address: Vivanta by Taj President, 90, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai.
Celini, Grand Hyatt
Helmed by the eccentric Chef Gianfranco, Celini at Grand Hyatt brings you the best of delicious Italian fare. His pizzas are the perfect blend of tangy sauces laced with freshly picked garden toppings. The wood-fire pizzas are a mark of authentic Italian cuisine, and definitely one of the highlights on the menu.
Must-try: Primavera Pizza
Address: Grand Hyatt, Off Western Express Highway, Santacruz East, Mumbai.
Prego, Westin Mumbai Garden City
A fine dining Italian experience, their pizzas check everything off the pickiest lists. Smoky flavours swapped in spices, laid out on a crunchy thin crust makes for a slice everyone must try out.
Must-try: Quato Stagioni
Address: The Westin Mumbai Garden City, International Business Park, Oberoi Garden City, Goregaon East
Health meets taste at this classy sea-facing Italian joint. Located on Juhu’s bustling culinary scene, the restaurant serves food that stands strong against the test of both quality as well as quantity. The delicious pizzas with an assortment of toppings are just the right addition to the ambience.
Must-try: Della Casa Pizza
Address: JW Marriott, Juhu Road, Uditi Tarang Housing Colony, Juhu Tara, Juhu, Mumbai.
This restaurant makes it to the list of trendy yet classiest restaurants of all time in Mumbai. Fair warning: if you find yourself here, you might just lose yourself in the melt-in-your mouth toppings, making for the perfect slice.
Must-try: Rustica Pizza
Address: JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, Vile Parle, Mumbai.
CinCin’s sincere efforts have always been to bring a “slice of wow and happiness” to people. The good news? Their pizzas definitely live up to the same. The place is a delight to visit for any authentic Italian cravings.
Must-try: Burrata Pizza
Address: Ground floor, Raheja Towers, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai.
Along with introducing the best authentic western comfort food in the city, Indigo Deli’s menu also features pizzas that feel like a bite full of delight in the mouth. Although it might burn a hole in your pocket.
Must-try: Spanish Ham Pizza (comes with a pineapple topping).
Address: 1st floor, Palladium Mall, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
This pan-India restaurant, established in 2015, brings traditional wood-fired pizzas to the diners. They allow you to craft your own pizzas from scratch in great detail, enjoyed best with a glass of bottomless coke.
Must-try: Smoked Chicken Pizza
Address: Multiple outlets
Formerly known as Pizza Metro Pizza, Gustoso welcomes you with a pink Vespa at the door. Their iconic driving dish is undoubtedly the meter-long pizza. A combination of 4 consecutive pizzas, this giant dish is enough to fill five people at a time.
Must-try: Meter-long pizza
Address: Shop number 2,3,5, Jharna Apartments, BR Ambedkar Road, Khar West, Mumbai.
Made with garden-fresh ingredients, amazing flavours and highly loaded meat, this is yet another place ideal for all the picky eaters out there.
Must-try: Peri Peri Pizza
Address: 5, Shenoy Mansion, Next To Creo, Kemps Corner, Mumbai.
This pizzeria began life as a small takeaway joint in 2013. Set up by Chef Rohit Narang and his cousin Honey Mehta post their culinary journey in Australia, it has since bloomed into a 50-seater restaurant. They serve delicious gourmet pizzas in a generous quantity that are certainly a must try.
Must-try: Exotic Pomodoro Polo
Address: Multiple branches
The Playlist Pizzeria
With a semi-open kitchen, you can see as well as customise your own pizza. Their pizzas have creamy cheesy titles that taste amazing and are sure to satisfy your hunger pangs, even for the ones with a sweet tooth.
Address: Shop 1, Gloria Apartments, St. Baptist Road, Near Mt. Mary Steps, Reclamation, Bandra West
La Pinoz Pizza
With the very first outlet in Chandigarh, the eatery now has locations all across India. They aim at making it ‘different’, and deliver fresh baked pizzas to hungry guests to the T.
Must-try: Specialty Veg-Hot Passion Pizza
Address: Multiple Locations
A nice pocket friendly pizzeria in the suburbs, this is one of Mumbai’s favourite places for all things pizza. Naturally, it’s crowded on all days of the week. They are generous with their quantity and the quality will surely not disappoint you.
Must-try: Meat Ultimo
Address: 6 & 7, Upvan Building, DN Nagar, Andheri West
A live kitchen, fresh ingredients, beautifully themed interiors and friendly service, this pizzeria serves lip-smacking pizzas with an experience you’ll never forget.
Must-try: Smokin Chicken pizza
Address: High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Pizza by the Bay
Situated at a location that automatically adds brownie points to this joint, Pizza by the Bay serves delicious pizzas that you can eat while enjoying a beautiful sunset over the Arabian Sea with family or friends.
Must try pizza: Chicken tikka pizza